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Kate Sheppard

Green Group Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters is going hard against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). On Thursday, the LCV announced that it was adding G...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

Brown Targeted In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is being targeted in New Hampshire, where he has flirted with the idea of a Congressional run, by the League of Cons...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Friday Talking Points -- 2014 the Year of the Marijuana Voter?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Demands A Refund From Democratic Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Enyart, the environmentalists are calling, and they want their money back. The League of Conservation Voters on Thursday...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are ...

Secretary Jewell to Congress: Protect Our Lands -- Or President Obama Will

Gene Karpinski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Just as the government shutdowns in the 1990s did, this year's shutdown highlighted the extent to which Americans treasure our parks for the recreation they provide and the stories they tell about our society.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Spend Big On Virginia Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists are poised to become the second-biggest contributor to the effort to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the next govern...

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate is debating a bipartisan energy bill this week that if passed would become the first substantial energy legislation in six years. The En...

Coffman Thinks 'Radical Environmentalists' Control A Lot of Global Warming Research

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rosen said on-air that he and Coffman are "friends," and Rosen admitted that he's "biased" toward Coffman. It showed in this interview; that's for sure. I'd like to think Rosen could do better.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Targets Senator For Climate Change Denial

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The League of Conservation Voters has launched a new television ad counterattacking Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R), who last week accused the group of...

GOP Senator: Climate Change Push Is 'Environmental Jihad'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) coined a new term to describe the push for climate change action: "environmental jihad." In a fundraising email to suppor...

Warren Teams Up With Nonprofit Who Backed Her Campaign

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s race last year against incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown, the League...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Group Leader Invests Heavily In BP

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the board of a leading environmental advocacy group is also a hedge fund manager, and his firm is heavily invested in th...

Addressing Climate Change Gaining Momentum in States Coast to Coast

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.

'The Most Anti-Environmental House Ever'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

The League of Conservation Voters released their annual National Environmental Scorecard Wednesday, ranking members of congress on their environmental...

Why the NRA Is Becoming the 'Great Oz'

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is of course true that in politics the perception of power translates into the reality of power. The problem is that once it becomes clear that you're all hat and no cattle, the myth of power rapidly collapses into a pile of dust. That is exactly what is happening to the NRA.

Fiscal Cliff an Opportunity for Congress to Finally End Oil Subsidies

Gene Karpinski | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Across the country, candidates who stood by the environmental community and a clean energy agenda -- including President Obama -- were overwhelmingly elected, while candidates tied to oil and coal companies lost.

Tuesday's Real Winners and Losers

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.

The Environment, the Election, Money and the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The efforts to stymie the president in his agenda to improve our health standards through EPA regulations have been spearheaded by monied influences-not only in the presidential race -- but down the ticket as well.